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Comment Re:/facepalm (Score 1) 403

Just a day or two ago /. does the responsible thing and posts an article that actually discusses what is going on and shows that it's really not that big a deal. The very next day they're bad to spreading fud. Make up your mind, and stop trying to have it both ways.

But it's worse than that; this is an article telling noob users how to open Settings and untick a bunch of options. With screenshots. Any regular slashdotter should feel quite insulted having this article posted here. Seriously, somebody thinks we need to see some screenshots of how the Settings pages work.

Comment Re:MicroFocus has been trying for decades (Score 1) 86

Yes but personally I stopped using the 'visual' aspect of it years ago. Sure it makes for some nifty presentation videos, look you just drag one of these onto here and drag a whatsit onto that thingy and your program writes itself.... riiiight.

It's a great code editor, the 'visual' power for me is in good syntax highlighting. That is useful for most any programming or markup language.

Comment Re:MicroFocus has been trying for decades (Score 1) 86

MicroFocus has been trying to decades to get people to use COBOL off of the mainframe, but haven't had much luck

Could it be their pricing model? I was tempted to try it some time ago, as a nostalgia kick, but found it was quite an expensive platform, which nobody is going to pick up to try out if it means they would have to take on a major mission of convincing their employer that there was a future with it, when it wasn't even possible to find out how good it was in the first place.

Comment Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 190

I put a trap in my ceiling space to conquer a rat invasion. The first strike was within hours, but the next one I never heard and a few days later when I got up there to check it, there was a scattering of chewed bone pieces around the trap, none larger than a centimetre, and not a trace of anything else, not even fur.
So where is their ethics cut-off, and how to we measure ours against theirs?

Still, I would rather NOT be part of a project which uses coercion (torture?) such as depriving a bunch of rats of water until they do what I want.

Comment Re:Floating (Score 1) 765

If you are happy using Windows, my guess is you probably wouldn't have even noticed the change-over in Debian.
Did you even try it? Did you have some amazingly complicated problem that made your computer unusable? Did the sun stop rising in the morning?

Nothing is any different for me using Debian with systemd. If you don't have the need to tweak start/stop scripts or mess with default configurations then you most certainly won't have any issues. Isn't that the primary reason people used to praise Ubuntu? Installing and using it without having to edit text files, seems to be one of the good points people talked about.

The only serious complaint I have read by anti-systemd folks appears to be those responsible for setup and maintenance of complex servers or non-standard hardware combinations, where they rely on a lot of custom coded config files. The rest just seem to be parroting nonsense and hate without any proof that they have even experienced an actual bad problem from using it.

Comment Re:Piracy. (Score 1) 207

3d printer filament costs $20/pound. That's more then junkyard price for any plastic interior part. Yes they will ship, but that will cost more.

Granting the junkyard part will be old and brittle. Almost as brittle as the 3d printed part.

My car is a 24 year old Fairlady. The majority of these have been wrecked and/or dismantled, and altho there are some replacement parts available from both the original manufacturer and 3rd-party aftermarket parts manufacturers (mostly on the other side of the world from me) the used parts supply in my country is a dwindling resource. The wreckers here know that and pump up their prices to somewhere just a little below the cost of getting the part shipped here.

The cost of printer filament is probably still a lot lower, and also the time and effort put into this is a labour of love, rather than an attempt to sell for profit.

We can predict everything, except the future.